Monday, November 15, 2010

UPDATED BCS STANDINGS, BOWL PROJECTIONS (AS OF NOV. 15)

The Buckeye Times predicts that Texas Christian will bust the BCS and play for it all in Glendale. (AP Photo by Mike Fuentes)

Ohio State remains at No. 9 in the latest BCS standings, released on Sunday night. In fact, the entire top 10 remains the same.

Listed below is the complete BCS rankings (with the games still remaining on their respective schedules), as well as The Buckeye Times predictions for each school's final record and bowl projection.

1. OREGON
Record: 10-0. BCS Average: .9753. This Week: Bye. Games remaining: Nov. 26 vs. 22 Arizona, Dec. 4 at Oregon State. TBT Predicted final record: 12-0. TBT Bowl Projection: BCS Championship Game.

2. AUBURN
Record: 11-0. BCS Average: .9687. This Week: Bye. Games remaining: Nov. 26 at 11 Alabama, Dec. 4 SEC title game vs. 17 South Carolina. TBT Predicted final record: 12-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Sugar Bowl.

3. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Record: 11-0. BCS Average: .8966. This Week: Bye. Games remaining: Nov. 27 at New Mexico. TBT Predicted final record: 12-0. TBT Bowl Projection: BCS Championship.

4. BOISE STATE
Record: 9-0. BCS Average: .8634. This Week: vs. Fresno State (Fri.). Games remaining: Friday vs. Fresno State, Nov. 26 at 18 Nevada, Dec. 4 Utah State. TBT Predicted final record: 12-0. TBT Bowl Projection: Fiesta Bowl.

5. LSU
Record: 9-1. BCS Average: .8243. This Week: vs. Mississippi. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Mississippi, Nov. 27 at 13 Arkansas. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Outback Bowl.

6. STANFORD
Record: 9-1. BCS Average: .7553. This Week: at California. Games remaining: Saturday at California, Nov. 27 Oregon State. TBT Predicted final record: 11-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Rose Bowl.

7. WISCONSIN
Record: 9-1. BCS Average: .7258. This Week: at Michigan. Games remaining: Saturday at Michigan, Nov. 27 Northwestern. TBT Predicted final record: 11-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Rose Bowl.

8. NEBRASKA
Record: 9-1. BCS Average: .7203. This Week: at 19 Texas A&M. Games remaining: Saturday at 19 Texas A&M, Nov. 26 vs. Colorado, (possible Big 12 title game). TBT Predicted final record: 12-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Fiesta Bowl.

Ohio State still has the Rose Bowl on their mind, but The Buckeye Times sees them heading to the Big Easy. (The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
9. OHIO STATE
Record: 9-1. BCS Average: .6674. This Week: at 20 Iowa. Games remaining: Saturday at 20 Iowa, Nov. 27 vs. Michigan. TBT Predicted final record: 11-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Sugar Bowl.

10. OKLAHOMA STATE
Record: 9-1. BCS Average: .6601. This Week: at Kansas. Games remaining: Saturday at Kansas, Nov. 27 vs. 14 Oklahoma, (possible Big 12 title game). TBT Predicted final record: 10-3. TBT Bowl Projection: Cotton Bowl.

11. ALABAMA
Record: 8-2. BCS Average: .6151. This Week: vs. Georgia State. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Georgia State, Nov. 26 vs. 2 Auburn. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Capital One Bowl.

12. MICHIGAN STATE
Record: 9-1. BCS Average: .6066. This Week: vs. Purdue. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Purdue, Nov. 27 at Penn State. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Capital One Bowl Bowl.

13. ARKANSAS
Record: 8-2. BCS Average: .5133. This Week: at 21 Mississippi State. Games remaining: Saturday at 21 Mississippi State, Nov. 27 vs. 5 LSU. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Cotton Bowl.

14. OKLAHOMA
Record: 8-2. BCS Average: .4728. This Week: at Baylor. Games remaining: Saturday at Baylor, Nov. 27 at 10 Oklahoma State. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Alamo Bowl.

15. MISSOURI
Record: 8-2. BCS Average: .4563. This Week: at Iowa State. Games remaining: Saturday at Iowa State, Nov. 27 vs. Kansas. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Insight Bowl.

16. VIRGINIA TECH
Record: 8-2. BCS Average: .3676. This Week: at 24 Miami (FL). Games remaining: Saturday at 24 Miami (FL), Nov. 27 Virginia, (possible ACC title game). TBT Predicted final record: 11-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Orange Bowl.

South Carolina has a chance to make it into a BCS bowl game, but The Buckeye Times sees the Gamecocks in Atlanta on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
17. SOUTH CAROLINA
Record: 7-3. BCS Average: .3244. This Week: vs. Troy. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Troy, Nov. 27 at Clemson, Dec. 4 SEC title game vs. 2 Auburn. TBT Predicted final record: 9-4. TBT Bowl Projection: Chick-fil-A Bowl.

18. NEVADA
Record: 9-1. BCS Average: .3016. This Week: vs. New Mexico State. Games remaining: Saturday vs. New Mexico State, Nov. 26 vs. 4 Boise State, Dec. 4 at Louisiana Tech. TBT Predicted final record: 11-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

19. TEXAS A&M
Record: 7-3. BCS Average: .2788. This Week: vs. 8 Nebraska. Games remaining: Saturday vs. 8 Nebraska, Nov. 25 at Texas, (possible Big 12 title game). TBT Predicted final record: 7-5. TBT Bowl Projection: Holiday Bowl.

20. IOWA
Record: 7-3. BCS Average: .2190. This Week: vs. 9 Ohio State. Games remaining: Saturday vs. 9 Ohio State, Nov. 27 at Minnesota. TBT Predicted final record: 8-4. TBT Bowl Projection: Outback Bowl.

21. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Record: 7-3. BCS Average: .1770. This Week: at 13 Arkansas. Games remaining: Saturday vs. 13 Arkansas, Nov. 27 Mississippi. TBT Predicted final record: 8-4. TBT Bowl Projection: Gator Bowl.

22. ARIZONA
Record: 7-3. BCS Average: .1413. This Week: Bye. Games remaining: Nov. 26 at 1 Oregon, Dec. 2 vs. Arizona State. TBT Predicted final record: 8-4 TBT Bowl Projection: Alamo Bowl.

23. UTAH
Record: 8-2. BCS Average: .1109. This Week: at San Diego State. Games remaining: Saturday at San Diego State, Nov. 27 vs. BYU. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Las Vegas Bowl.

24. MIAMI (FL)
Record: 7-3. BCS Average: .0885. This Week: vs. 16 Virginia Tech. Games remaining: Saturday vs. 16 Virginia Tech, Nov. 27 South Florida, (possible ACC title game). TBT Predicted final record: 8-4. TBT Bowl Projection: Champ Sports Bowl.

25. FLORIDA STATE
Record: 7-3. BCS Average: .0415. This Week: at Maryland. Games remaining: Saturday at Maryland, Nov. 27 vs. Florida, (possible ACC title game). TBT Predicted final record: 8-5. TBT Bowl Projection: Chick-fil-A Bowl.